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Dialysis nurse supports Foundation by appearing in elite curlers’ calendar

Joanne Courtney. The name may sound familiar, especially to curling enthusiasts and Alberta residents. Joanne is a competitive curler: she is also a registered hemodialysis nurse in Edmonton. Recently, Joanne was approached to be part of the 2017 Women of Curling Calendar: each of the 12 featured athletes gets to designate a charity that will benefit from the proceeds. She immediately picked The Kidney Foundation of Canada. Click here for more information.

New Transplant‎ Statistics Encouraging

On Sept. 9, Canadian Blood Services (CBS) alongside partners in the Canadian Organ Donation and Transplant Network released a report detailing a decade of information on national organ donation and transplantation.‎ The Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada: System Progress Report 2006–2015 includes the most current Canadian statistics on deceased and living donation and transplantation performance.

"It is encouraging to see a 23% increase in the number of transplants in Canada and measurable growth in the national deceased donation rate since 2006," said Kidney Foundation National Executive Director Elizabeth Myles.


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